11/01/2023: Zefang got awarded for 1st place winner in IMECE 2023 Conference poster presentation.
07/28/2023: Janghan got awarded for Most Outstanding Mentor Award in the 2023 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program.
11/02/2022: Janghan got awarded for 3rd place winner in IMECE 2022 Conference poster presentation.
05/10/2022: Sanghyeok graduated and we had a farewell party for him.
07/02/2021: We had a farewell party for Yongjian. He is joining ASML at San Francisco.
07/01/2021: Yongjian successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. 🙂
12/05/2020: We had a farewell party for Dr. Jeong (kept face-covered and social distance; face-mask was off at a short moment when taking the picture). Dr. Jeong will join Northwestern University as a postdoctoral research fellow. Farewell and good luck to you, Jihoon!
11/18/2020: Jihoon successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Big congrats, Dr. Jeong!
11/12/2020: Janghan joined our group. Welcome to the Q-STEM lab!
08/19/2020: Yongjian passed his proposal defense. Congrat and look forward to your dissertation defense!
06/26/2020: Dr. Feng He went back to China and assigned as an assistant professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. Farewell and good luck to you!
02/04/2020: Jihoon participated in GAIN (Graduate and Industry Networking) hosted by the graduate council at UT Austin and presented his research work. He won the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering Research Award. Nice job, Jihoon!
01/22/2020: We had a farewell party for Dr. Meng. Take care, Xianghai!
12/02/2019: Dr. Ke Chen, a former postdoc, visited Austin before going back to China. He assigned as a professor at Xun yat-sen University. Good luck with your new journey!
11/25/2019: Xianghai successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Big congrats, Dr. Meng!
09/04/2019: Jihoon passed his proposal defense. Congrat and look forward to your dissertation defense!
08/23/2019: We welcome you to join our group, Jaewoo, Raul, Zefang, and Sanghyeok!
03/02/2019: Our group reached out to the Texas public in the Explore UT event with the subject of ‘Optical Magic’.
08/27/2018: Xianghai Meng has passed his Ph.D. proposal defense, “Strain tuning on thermal, electrical, and optical properties of transition metal dichalcogenides”.
07/31/2018: Feng He successfully defended her dissertation,
“Coherent Phonon Dynamics in Semiconductors”.
05/05/2018: Our paper, “Accelerated carrier recombination by grain boundary/edge defects in MBE grown transition metal dichalcogenides“, published in APL Materials has been chosen as an Editor’s Pick.
04/10/2018: Our paper, “In-plane thermal conductivity measurement with nanosecond grating imaging technique“, published in Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering has been featured as Cover Article.
11/16/2015: Our paper, entilted with “Mode-Wise Thermal Conductivity of Bismuth Telluride“, received the ASME Heat Transfer Division 2015 Best Paper Award, which was announced at the 2015 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Houston, TX.
02/04/2014: Dr. Wang received the NSF CAREER AWARD to study the ultrafast phonon dynamics in complex nanostructures.